Last night my husband Barry and I watched a documentary, “The Little Red Truck” www.thelittleredtruck.com which chronicled a children’s outreach theatre organization, the Missoula Children’s Theatre www.mctinc.org based in Missoula, Montana. This has nothing to do with weaving, but something one of the founders, Jim Carson, said in the video paralleled what I feel about teaching weaving to the boys at Mountview. That is, it’s not about theatre (or weaving), but about the one kid that gains more confidence in themselves from his/her involvement in the program. This certainly echoes my feelings exactly, as well as the reward I feel as I see them create successful projects, improve their technique, help each other, and treat each other with mutual respect. I suppose it’s not unusual that I feel that I gain as much from them as they do from me. I thought I’d share some of their current projects with you. Aren’t they making super progress?
Schacht Spindle Company, Inc. was founded during the back-to-earth movement of the late 1960s and its accompanying craft resurgence. Their first loom was a simple tapestry loom, a version which they still make today. Over nearly 50 years, Schacht has developed a broad range of high-quality hand weaving and hand spinning tools, including their popular Cricket Loom and Ladybug Spinning wheel. Schacht’s mission is to create beautiful and well-designed products that enhance customers’ weaving and spinning experience through innovative problem solving, creative ideas, skilled woodworking and craftsmanship, and friendly, knowledgeable customer service. Schacht’s family-owned business is located in Boulder, Colorado.